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Joy is a function of how you thank - Ann Voskamp - incourage.me

When Thursday gets caught in your teeth like a piece of spinach, the crazy thing is you could dare to laugh — it gets things unstuck. You know how it […]

Her children rise up and call her blessed // incourage.me

Heart-shaped

Feb 14, 2015 by

Valentine’s Day isn’t about romance or passion to me. Instead, it’s a blur of fizzy affections tethered first to grade school then later to a woman of valor. I grew up […]

You are His - incourage.me

Startled by the silence, I shot up in bed and searched for blurry neon red lights that confirmed it was three in the morning, time to feed the baby. But Andrew, our […]

We all need a safe place - incourage.me

I can still pick her up. She is tall and willowy and almost nine. But I can still carry her. And that’s why I’m here. To carry her. She keeps […]

Unexpected Limitations - Ann Voskamp - incourage.me

In the middle of a stiff winter wind, she asks to go to the beach. That’s where she says she wants to celebrate the turning of her calendar year. To […]

the mundane and the magnificent - incourage.me

Day By Day

Jan 20, 2015 by

As the calendar page flipped, I’ve spent my time trying to organize my thoughts, re-arrange my schedule, and simplify my time. My moments haven’t been filled with many immediate high […]

Amber Haines - incourage.me

It’s 5 days until Christmas, and we are knee-deep in the bustle, gathered up with the Haines family to wear Christmas pajamas, to eat until we want to die, and […]

The magic of Christmas - incourage.me

Go Back

Dec 19, 2014 by

It was a simple question, and one I doubt he expected would cause me to burst into tears. I’ll admit it surprised me too. “Ang, what do you want for […]